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Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers runs from the pocket during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California

San Diego Chargers Confirm Move to Los Angeles

Los Angeles (AFP) – The San Diego Chargers confirmed Thursday the franchise will make a controversial move to Los Angeles next season after failing to reach a deal on a new stadium at their existing home.

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NFL Viewership Never Recovered in the Era of the Colin Kaepernick Protest

The NFL’s TV ratings have fallen in nearly every demographic and across all regions thus far for the 2016/2017 season, a report finds. The ratings crash coincides with a season of Black Lives Matter protests against the United States during the playing of the national anthem, made ubiquitous by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Randall Cobb

NFL Wild-Card Weekend Takes Ratings Hit

It seems like NFL postseason ratings have picked up right where NFL regular season ratings left off. Following a season that saw an 8% dip in ratings from the previous year, the opening wild-card weekend of the NFL playoffs also took a hit.

Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks gets ready to run a play against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game

Seahawks, Texans Advance in Playoff Openers

Washington (AFP) – Russell Wilson tossed two touchdown passes to power Seattle over Detroit 26-6 while Brock Osweiler threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Houston beat Oakland 27-14 in Saturday’s NFL playoff openers.

Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans rushes for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wild Card game against the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium

Osweiler Returns to Lead Texans Over Oakland 27-14

HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-card playoff win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.

Eli Manning

Giants-Packers Playoffs Lore is More Than Red-Faced Coughlin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There’s a lot more to the playoff history between the Giants and Packers than a scarlet-faced Tom Coughlin standing on a frigid sideline in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Jan. 20, 2008, in New York’s numbing overtime win in the NFC Championship game.